Windows Server Alternatives and Competitors

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CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Powerful with high availability and very stable

What is our primary use case?

Clients mainly use the solution as a database operating system in many environments. Most who are using it are financial institutions, telecoms, or companies in the energy sector.

Pros and Cons

  • "Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."
  • "Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

What other advice do I have?

In our company, we don't use Oracle Solaris. As a person, I was employed as a Solaris System Administrator. I'm just a consultant. We don't use Oracle Solaris, because we're not big enough to use the solution ourselves. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I would highly recommend Oracle Solaris. It's a stable operating system and it's been around for a long time. If you're planning to have an Oracle Database, the best operating system for the Oracle Database is Oracle Solaris. If anybody is implementing a new solution or a new environment and thinks of putting in Oracle Database…
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly reliable, scalable, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We used this solution to do an integration between one of our PMS, property management systems. We integrated Opera and a cloud-based system. We use it as an interface between the Opera system, which is on a Windows server, and cloud bases system.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is stable and performing very well."
  • "There should be more integration with other operating systems applications."

What other advice do I have?

I plan to keep using this solution in the future as long as it is still compatible with my PMS interface. I would not recommend this solution to others because there is not enough support available. Most of my colleagues in my company are using software that does not support this solution. The majority of professional software packages are not supported on Linux. They need to find a solution to this problem. I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.
SH
Product Technical Manager at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Includes good basic functionality and the cost is included with the price of the computer

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows 10 for our office tasks such as e-mails, browsing, and word processing.

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the basic features of the product, overall."
  • "I think that the user interface is a little bit complicated and can be more user-friendly."

What other advice do I have?

The features are there in this product, and I just don't want it to be too complicated. All the software that is delivered is Windows 10, by default, so there is no reason to recommend it. It's the only license that you can purchase now. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
CL
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Useful Red Hat Satellite deployments, integrates well, and very stable

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for application services.

Pros and Cons

  • "We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
  • "It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would advise others to do their research before deploying it and make sure that they are up to speed with the OS and what it can do. It is fairly easy to use as long as you know what you're doing. I would rate Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) an eight out of ten.
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